Sevenoaks Town Council internship!

Sevenoaks Town Council also has ambitious plans for new projects including bus services, £3m new conference and community centre and taking over a railway station building.

The Town Council wants to research the economic and social impact of its projects on the local community. The internship will include the opportunity to conduct research and present results.

The internship will last between 8-12 weeks during the summer period, and it will be based at the Sevenoaks Town Council Offices, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks. The intern will need to be able to travel to Sevenoaks for the duration of the internship. This is a paid opportunity of £8.25 per hour.

Please complete the attached Sevenoaks application form and submit your completed application to Linda Larter, Chief Executive by 9th June 2017. Email:

Find a graduate role, internship or summer scheme with a leading consulting and technology organisation!

Accenture – Graduate and Undergraduate roles
One of the world’s leading consulting and technology organisations is now recruiting! Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity that will help you boost your CV and make you more employable. Check out the opportunities Accenture are providing today.

For more information, click here:

Research Internships with NatCen Social Research!

NatCen Social Research is one of the UK’s leading research organisations carrying out some of the UK’s biggest surveys and key government policy evaluations.

They have at least two intern opportunities for intelligent, enthusiastic and hardworking graduates looking to work in quantitative social research. You must have (or be studying for) a post-graduate qualification in applied social research/social science methods or have studied applied research methods as part of your undergraduate degree.

The role involves working on a wide range of research across different projects. This includes survey work such as questionnaire development, fieldwork management and data analysis. In addition, you will also helping support a large and busy research department, including tasks such as co-ordinating training and development activity, and helping with project management.

They are offering the London living wage of £9.75 per hour. These opportunities are full time (35 hours per week) and for a period of 12 weeks depending on your availability to start as soon as possible.

For full details about this opportunity, or to submit an application, please click here.

The deadline to submit your application is 29th January 2017.

Exclusive SPIR Research Internships!

The School of Politics and IR is pleased to offer three exclusive internships for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School. These internships are based within Global Europe Centre, Conflict Analysis Research Centre and the Centre for Critical Thought.

These are paid internships (six hours per week at £7.68/hour) and will last until the end of the Summer Term 2017. Students should be available to commit six hours per week on average including during the Spring Vacation.

Interested students should apply by emailing a CV and cover letter to Claire Tanner ( by 12pm on Monday 30th January 2017. Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 6th February 2017 and all applications will be acknowledged. The University’s Careers and Employability Service can provide CV and cover letter advice (

For full details of each internship opportunity, please click on the links below:

CTT Internship: research-centre-internship-advert-cct-jan-2017

CARC Internship: research-centre-internship-advert-carc-jan-2017

GEC Internship: research-centre-internship-advert-gec-jan-2017

Teach First Applications are still open – Secure a 2017 and 2018 Graduate job before Christmas!

You may have seen Teach First on campus, they are recruiting students for the 2017 and 2018 Leadership Development Programme (LDP). The LDP combines teacher training and a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with one-to-one coaching, enabling you to develop leadership qualities you can take forward into any career – whether in education, in the City, or beyond.

Teach First  is a world-leading, unique programme and we partner with companies such as Google, Royal Navy, Accenture, PwC, Goldman Sachs and many more to build leaders for life!

Applications are open to final year students, and penultimate year students can apply early for our 2017 and 2018 cohort.

Apply now and submit an application and secure a job before Christmas!

You can watch a short video about the Teach First Leadership Development Programme here and take a look at a case study of one of the thousands of successful individuals who’ve already completed our programme.

Not only that, if you are in your penultimate year of study and have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related A-level you can secure a two week award winning paid internship during Easter and Summer. Find out more information here.

In your first year and need something to add to your CV? Attend a unique one day opportunity to engage with Teach First and start developing the skills and attributes needed to progress to employment after university. Apply here!


BAE Systems: Placement Programme and Summer Internships!

Fancy working for a Times Top 100 Graduate Employer?

BAE Systems are currently recruiting for their Graduate and Placement Programme, as well as offering Summer Internships where you’ll quickly be able to make an impact, developing some of the most advanced technology.

Fast Facts about BAE Systems:

  • 83,400 people are employed worldwide
  • Over 100 new inventions designed, developed, tested and produced every year
  • Annual sales in excess of £22.4 billion
  • Annual research & development spend in excess of £1.2 billion

Don’t miss this opportunity! Apply now by clicking below:

BAE Graduate and Undergraduate opportunities

Student testimonial: Internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Elena Filip, a recent graduate from the School of Politics and IR, with a bachelor’s in Politics and International Relations, recently undertook an extremely competitive and valuable internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Romanian Ministry. In this piece, Elena reflects upon her experience, discussing her role at the Ministry and how this has influenced her future career.

The internship at the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) was part of an initiative-project promoted by the Romanian Government, Romanian Ministries and other political institutions. The project’s aim was to offer the youth the chance to observe how the central public administration works and to see what can be improved or changed within it.

There were 7,500 candidates who applied for the whole project and only 10 available positions within the MFA. Working with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for two months was an outstanding experience. Securing this internship was one of my goals after graduating from Kent and also the path I want to build my future career on.

During the first month of the internship I worked in the Communication and Spokesman Department. The environment was very active and I had to be available every moment to help the staff with different inquires, from filling in reports, analysing the news that may affect the Ministry, either positively or negatively, to participating in press conferences with diplomats. I also took part in the Annual Reunion of Romanian Diplomacy, as one of the press department representatives, where I had the chance to meet with ambassadors, diplomats and well-known politicians.

In the second month I worked in the European Union Department, more precisely, in the sector that is focusing on the Europe 2020 Strategy. Overall, my job was to submit a report, analysing the European Commission’s recommendations for each European Union member state from different perspectives, such as calitatively, quantitatively and sectorial. I participated in an event organised by the Embassy of Netherlands to Bucharest, focussing on how we can make the available data from governments and other institutions more open and easily accessible for every citizen.

Beside my work in the MFA, I took part in different events and visits organised by the project. I visited the Romanian Parliament, observing the democratic process within the Deputies Chamber, the National Bank of Romania, the Embassy of Canada to Bucharest, and I took part in meetings with the Romanian Prime Minister, Ministers and also with the USA chargé d’affaires to Bucharest.

This internship helped me realise that the career I want to develop is in diplomacy, to represent my country in diplomatic missions overseas and to help improve Romania’s image worldwide.

Undergraduate Data Collection Intern for WomanStats Project – Apply now!



The School of Politics and International Relations is delighted to offer an internship opportunity within the School assisting Dr Andrea Den Boer in her role as Co-PI of the WomanStats Project:

WomanStats ( is the largest database (with 350 variables for 175 countries) on the situation of women worldwide. One of the primary goals of WomanStats is to develop innovative indices and measures to describe the situation and status of women, which will allow for empirical analysis, assessment, monitoring, and evaluation activities.

The successful intern will collect cross-national data (numerical and laws/policies) regarding violence against women, under the direction of Dr den Boer. The candidate must have good internet search skills and be able to use an excel spreadsheet. The successful intern will ideally be an undergraduate student in the School of Politics and International Relations (or the Faculty of Social Sciences). They will also have an understanding and interest in gender issues in society and politics, although this is desired rather than essential.

This is a paid internship for up to 8 hours per week, at £7.68/hour. Hours to be agreed between the successful applicant and the Project Lead – work will be undertaken on campus and remotely. This internship is spread across Autumn and Spring terms and will run for approximately 21 weeks.

Interested students should apply by email, sending a CV and covering letter outlining their suitability and how they meet the above criteria to Claire Tanner –  The deadline for all applications is 12pm on Friday 14th October.

Interviews for successful candidates will be held on Tuesday 18th October and Wednesday 19th October and all applications will be acknowledged, with feedback available on request. For further information, please email Claire Tanner on the email address above.

Full details can be found here: womanstats-intern-advert-2016

Exclusive Kent Union Strategy Review Internships!

We are pleased to announce Kent Union are recruiting for two Strategy Interns (Qualitative and Quantitative) which are PAID, ring-fenced opportunities for Politics and IR students!

Kent Union’s strategic plan runs out in July 2017; our new plan will run from 1st August 2017 – 31st July 2020. We therefore need to consult with our many and diverse stakeholders to inform the development of our new plan. Most important of these stakeholders are our members, the student body at Kent.

The purpose of this project is to plan for, deliver and analyse primary research to understand Kent students’ expectations of their students’ union and how they want us to support and represent them.

For the Qualitative Intern post: The post-holder will be responsible for delivering a research to inform the development of our new strategy, by identifying key themes and areas for us to focus on across the next three years. The research should include the use of qualitative methods (focus groups, depth interviews) to gain perspectives of particular cohorts of students including; those that study part-time, PG students, commuting students and those that study at Medway. The post-holder will also be responsible for delivering a number of focus groups with FE and sixth form students to understand their hopes for university life and what they expect from their students’ union.

For the Quantitative Intern post: The post-holder will be responsible for delivering a research to inform the development of our new strategy, by identifying key themes and areas for us to focus on across the next three years. The research must include a large scale quantitative survey, representative of the student body, segmented to identify trends within each cohort. The research should also include desk based research, looking at the strategic approach of other unions and making recommendations for Kent.

Once all the research has been completed, it must be analysed and developed into a final report and presentation to the strategy review project team. This presentation should be delivered by mid-November, meaning all the primary research must be finished by the end of October.

Closing date for both internships is the 2nd October.

If you would like to apply for either internships, please complete the application form found on the following link: 

Four summer internships available with the Development Office!

There are a number of paid summer internship roles for UoK students, being advertised by the Development Office. The Development Office is a dynamic, innovative and friendly team, responsible for the University’s corporate fundraising campaigns, alumni engagement, managing alumni and fundraising data and delivering corporate events, including the degree ceremonies; in addition the teams liaise with academic departments to support decentralised activities in this area.

They offer a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in communications, events, fundraising and research. The following internships are available to apply to:

These roles have been extended to close on Monday 23rd at 12noon.

More info here